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Feb. 16, 2005

The No. 24 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team remains in the College Swim Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll as they head into postseason conference action. With a 10-1 dual meet record and a 3-1 record in Big Ten meets, the Buckeyes are preparing for postseason action with the 2005 Big Ten Championships Feb. 24-26 and the 2005 NCAA Championships March 24-26, both of which are taking place in Minneapolis, Minn.

This season, head coach Bill Wadley improves his career record at Ohio State to 144-25 and 168-35 overall. The 2004-05 season was impressive for the swimming and diving team. An upset over then-ranked No. 13 Indiana, 129-114, allowed the Buckeyes to break into the CSCAA Top 25 poll for the first time Jan. 14.

Seniors Tommy Seay (Buffalo, N.Y./McKinley) and Rob Kauscher (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) both have made an impact for the Buckeyes. Seay won the 100-yard freestyle nine consecutive times in a row and holds the season-best time of 45.16. Kauscher has carried the Buckeyes in the breaststroke events, recording a lifetime-best time of 2:01.88 against Michigan on Jan. 29. Kauscher’s performace ranked him No. 31 in the country as compiled by collegeswimming.com

CSCAA Top 25

1 Auburn 199.00

2 Stanford 193.00

3 Florida 184.00

4 California 176.00

5 Michigan 167.00

6 Minnesota 161.00

7 Texas 152.00

8 Arizona 142.00

9 Southern Cal 137.00

10 Virginia 124.00

11 Georgia 122.00

12 Kentucky 114.00

13 Indiana 105.00

14 Purdue 99.00

15 Northwestern 96.00

16 Texas A&M 79.00

17 Tennessee 57.00

18 Wisconsin 55.00

19 Hawaii 54.00

20 North Carolina 42.00

21 Brigham Young 37.00

22 Notre Dame 35.00

23 Harvard 30.00

24 Ohio State 24.00

25 Alabama 8.00